First authorised protest since the lifting of Covid restrictions went ahead in China's self-governing territory under watch by police, who required organisers to cap the number of participants at 100.
The former Catholic leader and five others were arrested under a sweeping national security law that Beijing imposed in 2020 after the outbreak of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
The former executives, who worked for the newspaper Apple Daily, were arrested last year after Beijing imposed the tough National Security Law to curb anti-national sentiments in China's self-governing territory.
Pro-democracy candidates are almost absent from Hong Kong's first election since Beijing overhauled the city's electoral system to ensure that "only patriots" rule China's freest city.
Police previously cautioned people against mourning for a man who on July 1 stabbed the officer in the shoulder before killing himself, saying that mourning him is “no different from supporting terrorism.”
Former waiter Tong Ying-kit is the first person to be convicted under Hong Kong's national security law for terrorist activities and inciting secession, in a ruling with profound implications for future cases.
Tong Ying-kit is found guilty of terrorism for driving a motorbike into three police officers and secession for flying a protest flag during a rally on July 1 last year.
Anti-China newspaper will shut its operations by Wednesday after authorities froze company's assets and most of its employees resigned, local media report.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the expanded list of sanctions comes after Beijing moved last week to "unilaterally undermine Hong Kong's electoral system" with new rules.
At least 47 activists are accused of organising and participating in an unofficial primary poll in 2020 to select the strongest candidates for a legislative council election that authorities say was part of a plan to “overthrow” the government.
Police detained 47 anti-Beijing activists on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the city's national security law, in the largest mass charge against the opposition camp since China's law came into effect last June.
The mass arrests were the largest move against Hong Kong’s activist movement since the national security law was imposed by Beijing in the semi-autonomous territory last year.
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